Solihull Widney

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Group meets on the Monday following the monthly Core Meeting. It starts at 10 o'clock.

We are quite a small group. During each meeting a word is chosen at random and, before the next meeting, each person writes whatever that word suggests. It can be a story, poem, autobiographical or factual account. At the next meeting everyone reads their contribution and we all congratulate each other. We all go home saying what an enjoyable meeting we have had.

Do you fancy joining? If so contact the Group Coordinator (see link to list on Groups Page)

Report on recent meeting

Your correspondent recently visited the Creative Writing Group, with a view to joining and getting some creative juices running in an otherwise numerate but dull brain. What I asked myself, could I write about the word for the month, which wasn’t even English, but French. “Tristesse” apparently means “a state of melancholy sadness”.

Well, there is plenty of “tristesse” in the world, from a couple who built a boat together and coupled their names together to call it “Tristessa”. She, unfortunately died so the reward for their labours was short lived. To a book by Francoise Sagan called “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello sadness”) to a Frederic Chopin Etude. To a stowaway cat.

Fortunately the air of melancholy was offset by excellent tea, coffee and biscuits and chat so we all went away fortified and determined to conquer the word for next month – “Basil.” Basil the herb, or Basil Fawlty, or any other offers for “Basil”? Maybe the cat was called Basil? Answers on a postcard.

R.M.

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Bookworms Bridge 2 - Affiliated to SWU3A - Widney
Canasta Coffee Club
Creative Writing Curry Club - for Widney Members
Discussion Group Favourite Recipe Share Group
French - Language (Beginners) Garden Group
Interesting Places Intermediate Spanish
Meditation Military & Social History Group
Music Appreciation Music Appreciation Group 2
Page Turners Painting
Photography - for U3A Members Poetry
Railways and Steam Study Group Recorder Consort
Science - for Widney Members Short Walks Group
Spanish for Beginners Square Heads
Sunday Lunch Club Walking Group
Wine Tasting Zingari Singers